Team Orion have released first information on their forthcoming Vortex Ultimate Stock brushless motors. Aimed at the ultra-competitive blinky stock racing the 540-size motors are developed in the USA from the ground up. They features a new high-power stator design, utilise low resistance copper windings and are built using a 3-piece low centre of gravity can design. The motors also feature a precision-balanced neodymium rotor, heavy duty pre-shaped solder tabs, widely adjustable timing and they are HV battery compatible. They are designed to meed IFMAR, ROAR and EFRA rules and they will soon be available in a 13.5T and 17.5T variant.
Team Powers have introduced the Actinium V2 brushless motors. The version 2 features a redesigned stator with lower resistance and improved power efficiency, which reduces the motor’s running temperature. The new case design incorporates an air flow convection system to keep motor temperatures down by 10 to 15 degrees. On top of this the new neodymium rotors produce a stronger magnetic field than the previous Actinium, by almost 10 percent, and they fade less at the end of a run for more power in the decisive moments of a main. The motor is rounded out by a new endbell design that has a greater range of timing, this gives the racer the ability to tailor the motor to his gearing and also changing track conditions. The V2 will become available in a range of modified and stock windings very soon.
LRP have introduced the 2400kv variant of their successful Dynamic 8 brushless motor. Closing the gap between the 2200kv and the 2600kv the 4-pole motor, winner of the Italian championships and runner-up at the 2016 EFRA Euros, offers a balance between power and run time and it features a machined alloy case with heatsink design, a precision-balanced sintered rotor and pre-soldered silver-plated heavy-duty connectors.
Hobbywing have introduced the new EzRun Max10 sensorless brushless speed controller and the EzRun 3652 and 3660 G2 sensorless brushless motors. Starting with the controller, designed for bashers and fun racing, the Max10 utilises a range of protection features such as ESC capacitor thermal, water and also over temperature protection for the motor – the latter is taken care off by an additional wire that plugs right into motors such as the new EzRun 36xx G2 series. Furthermore the controller makes use of a heavy duty 6V/7.4V BEC system andit sports a protected on/off switch to ensure reliability even in dusty conditions. The 3S LiPo-compatible speedo can be adjusted using the internal set button but also HW’s LED and LCD program box as well as the WiFi module.
Carisma have released first images and information on their all-new V70R sensored micro brushless speed controller and motor. Purpose-designed for 1/14th to 1/16th scale mini and micro buggies the speed controller is of very compact dimensions with the sensored design allowing for exceptional low-speed throttle smoothness and thus car control without sacrificing performance when it is needed. The software supports blinky and turbo timing options, meaning the speedo is usable in stock and open class racing and the throttle and brake settings can be fine-tuned to the driver’s liking. Depending on the gearing the controller can be used with up to 3S LiPo battery packs and it fully support Carima’s new Racing Mini sensored brushless motors that are available in a milder 4600kv variant and also as high-power 5350kv motor. The motors measure 24×43.6mm and they utilise a 3mm shaft. In addition a programming box is available separately for easy adjustment of the controller. The new motors already prove their performance by taking the top 3 spots at the recent MicroX race with the controller obtaining P2 and P3 overall in the hand of Craig Harris and Keith Robertson.
Hobbywing have introduced the new Justock 3650SD G2 brushless stock motor. Sporting a redesigned heavy duty multi-piece case for cool looks and improved heat dissipation, the fixed timing motor is of a sensored design and it comes with pre-soldered 3.5mm bullet-type connectors. Other features include a rebuildable design, double insulated windings and high-precision Japanese-made ball bearings. The 540-class motor is available in a range of stock-specific windings including 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T.
Trinity have introduced their new Monster Horsepower Spec brushless motor for 10.5T to 21.5T stock class racing. It features an aluminium based sensor board for true sensor alignment, 2mm copper solder tabs, a thermal stator coating for improved heat dissipation and a new rotor design that benefits both RPM and torque. A redesigned turbine-style vented nose pice and new high-temperature wire coating round out the features list. The motor is available in 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T specification with modified variants to follow soon.
Trinity have introduced their new Equalizer 17.5T spec racing brushless motor. Designed to provide a level-playing ground the motor features tamper-proof stickers that deter racers from opening the motor which should lead to less cheating. The motor will become available by mid-September in 17.5T specifications but 13.5T, 21.5T and 25.5T variants may follow in case of demand.